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Suspicious Substance Found At Fort Lauderdale Police Department

Source: CBSMiami   FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – There was hazardous scare at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department Monday. A suspicious substance, which was reportedly mailed to the department, was found on the second floor of the building. The building was evacuated and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue personnel checked the substance through their hazmat monitoring devices. The building was closed for over an ...

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UPDATE: Hazmat go door to door after Marlboro sewer main break – Marlboro

Source: APP.com Chris Rotolo The Marlboro Police Department has confirmed reports of a sewer main break near 3 Mccue Road. Officers initially on the scene reported flooding in the area of the address above and neighboring houses. However, new reports indicate that Hazmat, WMUA, and the Water Department are going door-to-door and inspecting various homes to assist with the clean up. ...

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1 hospitalized after hazmat response in Uptown – Chicago

Source: Chicago Tribune     According to the Chicago Tribune: A woman was taken to a hospital Sunday after being sickened by carbon monoxide fumes in the Uptown neighborhood, officials said. It happened in the 4900 block of North Winthrop Avenue about 12:30 p.m., according to Chief Juan Hernandez, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department. One person, possibly a woman ...

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HAZMAT TEAM WORKS TO CLEAN UP SPILL NEAR SELMA, CA

Source: SELMA, Calif. — A hazardous material team is cleaning up a spill south of Selma that shut down traffic in the area for much of the day. The spill happened at about 11:30 Friday morning. A tanker carrying caustic soda ash tipped over while making a turn at Mountain View and Bethel in Fresno County. Caustic soda ash can ...

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First HazMat of the year? Good job Saginaw Township.

  WNEM TV 5 According to WNEM: SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, MI (AP) – Hazmat crews have been dispatched to investigate a chemical odor. At around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, reports of a chemical odor in Saginaw Township at HealthSource Saginaw prompted an investigation by hazmat crews. According to the Saginaw Township Fire Department, employees at HealthSource accidentally mixed chemicals. The mixture ...

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Slow-mo explosion of Picric Acid at Meadows Field – Video

Source: KERO Bakersfield, CA According to KERO: Kern County Public Health’s Hazmat team was called to the Kern County Special Waste with Sheriff Bomb Squad assessing hazardous chemical after Picric acid, a hazardous chemical, was found at Kern County Special Waste Facility today. The Picric acid was disposed by incineration in safe location near Meadows Field at about 4:15 p.m. ...

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Chemical assist suicide victim saved by firefighters wearing SCBA

According to the Star Press in Muncie Indiana:  A young Delaware County man early Monday apparently tried to take his own life by mixing household chemicals to create a potentially deadly gas. Douglas Walker reported that two Gaston firefighters, wearing SCBA, removed the man from the trailer alive.  It is unknown his current condition. According to Jason Rogers, executive director of ...

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Hazmat crews clean up remains of a mobile meth lab in Conway

Source: WPDE Horry County Police were called to Rain Tree Lane in Conway Sunday night about 8:30 for a suspscious bag. When police arrived they discovered what appeared to be a mobile meth lab according to Sergeant Hutchins with Horry County Police. Hazmat certified officers arrived on the scene around midnight to clean up the remnants. No arrests have been ...

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Crews Work To Fix Gas Leak In Miami

Source: CBS MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A major gas leak prompted a response from the City of Miami Fire Rescue Saturday. It happened near N.E. 50th Street and N.E. 2nd Avenue. Officials said a hazmat team was called in to work with the gascompany to stop the leak. Crews released video on Twitter of the work being done: STILL ACTIVE SCENE ...

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‘Tens of people’ killed in Nigeria gas plant explosion, presidency says – RAW Video

Video: Oneindia News ‘Tens of people’ killed in Nigeria gas plant explosion, presidency says Posted yesterday at 2:17pm Source: http://www.abc.net.au/ The blast at the industrial plant raged for hours, destroying surrounding buildings and cars. Tens of people have been killed in an explosion at a gas plant in southern Nigeria, the presidency says, with one journalist putting the death toll ...

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